Cortez Blu Condominiums, SAN DIEGO, CA
Design/Build Mechanical Construction Services
Optimum resident safety, comfort, and energy efficiency; improved resource allocation; faster time-to-market and investment returns; protection of capital; single-source efficiencies and accountability.
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION OBJECTIVES
Provide HVAC and plumbing systems installation in a luxury 20-story condominium complex and its subterranean four-story garage.
MECHANICAL SERVICES & DESIGN/BUILD SOLUTIONS
Because of its proven design/build track record, UMEC was the obvious choice as the mechanical/plumbing contractor for this prestigious 67-unit condominium building in downtown San Diego. Using state-of-the-art design tools, UMEC engineers reviewed the initial plans to resolve previously unidentified technical issues in advance of construction, helping to facilitate work crew scheduling, expedite project completion, and keep costs within the budget.
While coordinating their work with other contractors, UMEC mechanical experts installed a water-source heat pump system that heats and cools the units, as well as smoke control and bathroom exhaust systems that contribute to the units' life safety and health. The company also put fans and a carbon monoxide removal system in the garage. In addition, UMEC installed the building's plumbing, including sanitary waste and vent/Sovent systems, domestic hot and cold water systems, water heaters, and booster pumps.
Set atop Cortez Hill, Cortez Blu is located near the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park in one of San Diego's oldest neighborhoods.